Definitions for flourflaʊər, ˈflaʊ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flour(verb)

    fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain

  2. flour(verb)

    cover with flour

    "flour fish or meat before frying it"

  3. flour(verb)

    convert grain into flour

Wiktionary

  1. flour(Noun)

    Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry.

  2. flour(Noun)

    Powder of other material, e.g., wood flour produced by sanding wood.

  3. flour(Verb)

    To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.

  4. Origin: Spelled (until c.1830) and meaning "flower" in the sense of flour being the "finest part" of meal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flour(noun)

    the finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard

  2. Flour(verb)

    to grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat

  3. Flour(verb)

    to sprinkle with flour

  4. Origin: [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. flr flower, flour. See Flower.]

Freebase

  1. Flour

    Flour is a powder which is made by grinding cereal grains, or other seeds or roots. It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important foods in European, North American, Middle Eastern, Indian and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in most of their styles of breads and pastries. While wheat is the most common base for flour, maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times, and remains a staple throughout the Americas. Rye flour is an important constituent of bread in much of central Europe, and rice can also be used in flour, though this is relatively uncommon.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flour

    flowr, n. the finely-ground meal of wheat or other grain: the fine soft powder of any substance.—v.t. to reduce into or sprinkle with flour.—v.i. to break up into fine globules of mercury in the amalgamation process.—ns. Flour′-bolt, a machine for bolting flour; Flour′-mill, a mill for making flour.—adj. Flour′y, covered with flour. [Fr. fleur (de farine, of meal), fine flour—L. flos, floris, a flower.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Flour

    Ground up seed of WHEAT.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flour' in Nouns Frequency: #2916

Anagrams for flour »

  1. four L

  2. fluor

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flour in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Guo Yi:

    The flour is more expensive than the bread, we see increasing risks.

  2. Hamdy Eid:

    In the past they have accused us bakers of stealing and working in the black market for flour.

  3. De Souza:

    Legumes also have a low ‘glycemic index,’ which means the carbohydrates in them do not raise blood sugars as rapidly as things like white bread or white flour.

  4. Photographer Guillaume Binet:

    The Houthis are only allowing vegetables to pass through into the city center, there is hardly any meat or flour left. People are starving. They are really struggling to eat.

  5. Maggie Moon:

    Simple carbs, the kind found in sugary, white flour foods like pastries, crackers, and cookies, spike Alissa Rumsey blood sugar levels quickly, then leave them plunging soon after.

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